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14 DIY Projects to Avoid

Are DIY solutions always the best solutions? Unfortunately, no. Sometimes, recipes for cleaning your home or pampering your body just don't work -- or worse, they do more harm than good. And often, th…

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3 Houseplants for Water Conservationists

Water conservation isnít just a concern for outdoor gardeners. If you want to do your part in conserving water, but donít have a garden, you can elect to grow houseplants that donít need as frequen…

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Lessons from a Fifth Grader

My daughter "graduated" from fifth grade a couple of weeks ago. Before you roll your eyes and think, what has the world come to that we now celebrate 5th†grade promotions, step back and think about al…

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Fertilizers From Your Trash (That Your Plants Will Love)

I don't spend top dollar to feed my plants a top-notch meal. Kitchen scraps, fireplace ashes and even my husband's pee (it's easier to collect than mine) can add nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to …

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In Case You Forgot, Forests Are Awesome…

President Obama made history when he endorsed a†new EPA rule that would (finally) crack down on some of the worst polluters in America: dirty power plants. While the proposed rules are far from perfec…

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How to Downsize Without Leaving Your Home

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The most common re…

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6 Green & Gorgeous Tiles For Your Home

There are two strong trends in tile these days. The first is the use of new technology and out-of-the-box thinking to create handsome styles that appeal to the senses, while the second is an increas…

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How and Why to Avoid Products With Palm Oil

Did you know that a single ingredient in many cookies, ice cream and soap is destroying the homes of multiple endangered species? According to saynotopalmoil.com, the palm oil industry is linked to…

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12 Reclaimed Wood Problems & How to Fix Them

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household dťcor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice…

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Energy-Smart Ways to Cool Your Home? Look to the Past

On days when the mercury hits 90 degrees and keeps rising, itís almost instinctive to reach for the HVAC control. Most folks in the US, especially in warm, humid states, canít imagine life without …

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Sugar is sugar. Maple syrup, honey and other "natural" sugars are still sugar. They will cause a sug…

That would be a great idea. Even better if it could be the done Worldwide.

Good tips. Thank you for sharing. Here in Portugal the electricity is very, very expensible. So we …

why not 922? Easy to remember...

First article I've ever read that paints a positive picture of being an introvert: "The MBTI inve…